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Media & Politics Must Reads, February 19, 2016

February 18, 2016

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web.

This Week at the Shorenstein Center

Jill Abramson – Election 2016: Is There Enough Quality Campaign Coverage? Jill Abramson, lecturer at Harvard and former executive editor of The New York Times, discussed the 2016 election and its coverage in the media – both problematic and promising. Read more and listen to audio.

CNN’s Sam Feist: Coverage of Election 2016. Sam Feist, who leads the production of CNN’s campaign coverage and debates as Washington bureau chief and senior vice president, discussed the network’s coverage of the 2016 election. Read more and listen to audio.

The Supreme Court Nomination Process. A 2006 Shorenstein Center event featuring Justice Stephen Breyer explored the role of the Supreme Court in American democracy, and the process of the nominating justices to the court. Read more and watch video.

News from Our Faculty & Fellows

What Scalia’s Death Means for the Supreme Court’s Future. Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, leads a discussion about the ramifications of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on politics and the court.

Death of a Judicial Giant. The Harvard Gazette reflects on the death of Justice Scalia, and interviews Steve Jarding, lecturer in public policy at the Shorenstein Center, about appointing a new justice.

How to Win an Election. Mark McKinnon, political strategist, former fellow and former visiting faculty member, explains how candidates use the art of storytelling to help swing elections.

Snapchat Bets Big on Quick-Fire Approach to Campaign Coverage. The New York Times examines Snapchat’s approach to covering the 2016 election, led by Peter Hamby, spring 2014 fellow.

Thinking Outside the (Newspaper) Box: The Local News Lab Seeks to Revive Community News. Dan Kennedy, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, interviews the authors of a new report on community news projects.

What Facebook Should Learn from This “Colonialism” Debacle. David Weinberger, spring 2015 fellow and senior researcher at the Berkman Center, writes about Facebook’s “ill-conceived attempt to enter the Indian Internet market,” which was rejected by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

From around the Web

James Pindell is Trying to Bring The Boston Globe’s Election Coverage to Everyone by Being Everywhere, from Nieman Lab.

Donald Trump’s Media Domination and What it Could Mean for Future Candidates, from Columbia Journalism Review.

The Hashtag Conundrum: How Should Journalists Negotiate Public and Private on Social Media? From Scroll.in

There are 96 Fact-Checking Projects in 37 Countries, New Census Finds, from Poynter.

How Hyperlocal News Outlets are Taking Shape across the U.S., from American Press Institute.

What Does Artificial Intelligence See When It Watches Political Ads? From The Washington Post.

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